Planning a birding trip to southeastern Arizona

In southeastern Arizona, you can often enjoy great success trying to find birds on your own, thanks to the many resources available.  There are several excellent bird-finding books, and plenty of online sources like the Arizona-New Mexico listserv.  In the menu above (Day Trips in AZ > Resources), we hope to provide you with some basic information which will help you plan your trip, even if you're not hiring a local guide from the Adventure Birding Company.

You may discover, however, even with all of the resources available, that it's a hefty task to organize an efficient itinerary for yourself or your group - especially if you've never been here before!  Even if you are extremely prepared, other problems can be encountered once you arrive.  Perhaps an unexpected road closure will burn valuable daylight - hours that could have been better spent looking for birds.  Maybe you finally get a look at that confusing flycatcher, but once it is gone you realize you didn't note some key features, and you miss out on a potential lifer.  This is where we come in.  If you don't have enough resources or time to plan your perfect trip, it might be time to hire an Adventure Birding guide to help maximize your birding vacation!

For information on Arizona day trips, see our Rates and Policies.

  

Why go with us?

Independent birding guides abound these days.  It can be difficult to decide who to hire!  Here's why we think you should consider choosing us:

1) We provide quality guiding services at reasonable rates. We're passionate about birds, and we do this because we love to share our knowledge with others. We just need to make a living at the same time!

2) Sharp birding senses, and good directions. We've honed our craft, working hard to make sure we give good, quick directions to get you on the bird, and we're knowledgeable about the fine details of every species – just what you should expect when hiring a local birding guide!

3) Patience, flexibility and fun. We think you'll appreciate our easygoing approach, and our understanding that everyone learns and sees things differently.  Pleasant personalities make for pleasant trips!  While we do take our job seriously, we try not to take ourselves too seriously.  Birding is supposed to be fun, isn't it?

4) You'll simply see more! More birds, plants, butterflies, reptiles - you name it.  We strive to learn as much as we can about every aspect of Arizona's natural history, so you can benefit from that knowledge while on tour.

5) Responsibility. We have the right permits, we're insured, we pay our taxes...basically, we're a legitimate operation.  Surprising, but not every guide in Arizona abides by the same standards.  We also have the experience it takes to organize efficient, glitch-free trips.  Birding ethics are important to us, too.

6) Stewardship. We strive to be environmentally responsible and good community members.  Our headquarters is powered by 100% solar energy produced on-site!We're actively involved with Tucson Audubon Society and other conservation groups, and co-owner John Yerger is a volunteer EMT and wildland firefighter with Portal Rescue.

 

The Adventure Birding Company is a permittee of the Coronado National Forest, and an equal opportunity service provider.